God’s act of redemption: Perseverance

Important points Our salvation does not rest on our performance in sanctification We were not saved, in the first instance, because we were better than others, and we will not be saved, in the last instance, because we improved ourselves on the way God’s grace to us is his promise that we will continue in … Continue reading God’s act of redemption: Perseverance

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God’s act of redemption: Sanctification

Important points Being saved by grace, and adopted as God’s children, we now live in the household of God To be holy is to be set apart to glorify God We cannot continue to live the same way as we lived before we became children of God In God’s household, God sets the rules Keeping … Continue reading God’s act of redemption: Sanctification

God’s act of salvation: Justification

A new Covenant Jeremiah 31:31-37 is the chapter in the Old Testament that speaks of a New Covenant; verses 31-34 is one of the largest portions of the Old Testament to be directly quoted in the New Testament. Let’s look at a few themes in this chapter: everlasting love: Jeremiah 31:3 and 20 tells of … Continue reading God’s act of salvation: Justification

God’s act of salvation: God’s effectual call

The Scriptures teaches us to distinguish between two types of calls: A universal call An effectual call The universal call of the Gospel Some refer to this call of the Gospel as the external or verbal call.  A valid Gospel offer includes:  a presentation of the plan of salvation  an invitation to come to Christ … Continue reading God’s act of salvation: God’s effectual call

God’s act of salvation: God’s covenant

General  In Biblical times, following a war, the nations that were involved drew up covenants (or agreements) which stipulated the conditions and obligations of both the victorious and the defeated armies.  These covenants were not pacts in which both parties contributed to the agreement on equal grounds.  The victorious king set the rules, while the … Continue reading God’s act of salvation: God’s covenant

God’s Act of Salvation: Biblical framework for salvation

Important themes There are main themes running through the Scriptures. To understand how God’s grace and our salvation come together, we need to keep the following truths in mind: God God, the Creator, is holy, loving, just, righteous, merciful and faithful (Isaiah 6:3; 1John 4:8, 16; Exodus 34:6-7; Nehemiah 9:32-33.)  Man Adam and Eve were … Continue reading God’s Act of Salvation: Biblical framework for salvation

What the Gospel of Mark teaches me about Jesus Christ, the son of God

 (Summary of the the fist nine chapters of the Gospel of Mark) A Gospel Presentation Thanks for asking me about what I believe about Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Son of God Mark, who wrote a book in the Bible, understand from the last book in our Old Testament that someone like the prophet … Continue reading What the Gospel of Mark teaches me about Jesus Christ, the son of God

Mark – Who do you say I am?

Mark - Who do you say I am? Read Mark 8:27-9:17 The lesson Jesus taught the disciples (as we saw in our last study) was to trust Him fully.  Their ears at first failed to hear, and their eyes failed to see (Mark 8:18).  The healing of the blind man at Bethsiada was a real … Continue reading Mark – Who do you say I am?